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Master Lap/Backing Plate for Ameritool?

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James D. Farrow
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« on: April 10, 2016, 07:51:53 am »

17.1oz with the metal disc attached would be less that a pound for just the plastic.

I have the Kent thin metal discs and they are fine just placed on a plastic backing plate
with the bolt holding them in place. They seem to be good. The lower grit ones
are probably not as good as the Ameritool ones but the finer grits are fine.
And for $18.00 CAD (about $13.00 US) from a place in Montreal, they are a good deal.

I read somewhere (I know, I am bad for reading things and then forgetting where I
read it) that with feathering glue you can soak them in water and the glue will soften
up and you can pull off the old mesh discs when they need to be replaced.
Hopefully someone here can confirm that. Carol would know but I have not seen her
post in a long time.

I avoid the PSA stuff as that sticks like crazy. Put a PSA sponge disc on slightly off
center and it tore trying to get it off.

Anyway, all I need them (backing plates) for is the mesh discs (if I find I have to glue
them) which obviously weigh less that the metal disc. So I think they would be fine.

Where do people get there master laps (backing plates)?

The only ones I can find on Amazon are aluminum by Hans and are shipped from
China. Shipping to Canada is nuts (more that the cost of the disc).

I can get them from JS Gems where I got the Ameritool. He has the sponge pads
as well. But the shipping from California to Canada is expensive as well.

Where do you people get your backing plates?


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